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Blount County, Tennessee; Decatur County, Tennessee

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Blount County, Tennessee
Decatur County, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 131,349 11,706
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 131,349 11,706
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 123,098 11,750
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 6.7% -0.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 123,010 11,757
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.2%
21.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.2%
23.4%
Female persons, percent
51.5%
50.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
93.8%
94.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.0%
3.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.9%
0.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
1.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.5%
3.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
90.8%
91.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 10,160 747
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 3.0% 1.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 58,673 6,920
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 74.8% 73.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $169,500 $91,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,181 $932
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $358 $305
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $744 $550
Building permits, 2018 868 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 49,939 4,721
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.51 2.43
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 89.8% 90.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 3.5% 1.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 85.1% 77.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 74.4% 64.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 88.7% 83.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 23.4% 11.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 10.3% 15.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.2%
12.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 59.5% 52.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 54.6% 45.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 229,831 7,852
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 561,471 67,408
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,761,415 117,046
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,441,212 76,453
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,606 $6,550
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 24.8 26.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $51,172 $36,427
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $28,334 $21,098
Persons in poverty, percent
12.1%
19.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 2,312 208
Total employment, 2016 45,006 2,754
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 2,042,912 100,921
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 9.0% -1.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 8,954 825
All firms, 2012 11,098 1,142
Men-owned firms, 2012 6,277 656
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,356 320
Minority-owned firms, 2012 513 25
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 10,199 1,076
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,314 115
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 9,202 984
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 220.2 35.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 558.71 333.85
FIPS Code 47009 47039
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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